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Critic Consensus: The premise of ordinary people gaining superpowers has been done before, but this irreverent yet gritty drama stands out from the crowd by making its heroes a group of young offenders doing court-mandated community service.
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Whether the quality stays as high remains to be seen. But it's a testament to the talent of the young cast, in particular, that Misfits blazed onto the screen with such a terrific sense of humour, self-confidence and brio.
So, it's kind of Skins meets Heroes in Asbo-land, but so far Misfits is promising not to be as formulaic as that makes it sound.
Indeed, despite my initial expectations that the powers would largely serve as a Buffy-style metaphor for youth, the show is generally quite subtle about doing this, using the powers to illuminate character traits, rather than as straight analogues.
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